Walking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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Written by Frances Harris (A Runner-up entry in the Senior Travel Expert Inaugural Writing Competition.) I think it is a great idea when my husband says he wants to celebrate retirement by going to Machu Picchu. Who would not want to …

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Round the World in 40 Days: Stage 11 – Miami and the Everglades

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Miami was on our route back from Lima to the UK, but why transit for a couple of hours when you can stay for a few days. Although I had visited Florida eight years before (see Florida – Touring holiday), I was quite happy …

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The Merry Widow Goes by Coach

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Written by Deryn van der Tang (A Runner-up entry in the Travel for Seniors Writing Competition.) “Everybody out and go to the toilet before we head down the Inversnaid Highway,” said Eddie our coach driver as we arrived in Aberfoyle. …

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Round the World in 40 Days: Stage 10 – Lima and Miraflores, Peru

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Our primary reason for travelling to Peru was to visit Cusco and Machu Picchu, but whilst in the country, it made sense to check out the capital, Lima. I must admit I knew very little about the city other than it …

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A Trip up the North Norwegian Coast with an ‘Older Clientele’

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Written by Sally Moir (A Runner-up entry in the Travel for Seniors Writing Competition.) ‘Have I arrived at my final destination? The Old People’s Home?’ was my first thought when we arrived aboard a Hurtigruten ship called the Finnmarken. It …

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Llandudno: Land of My Grandfathers?

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Written by Julia Thorley (A Runner-up entry in the Travel for Seniors Writing Competition.) ‘When were you last in Llandudno?’ the hotel receptionist asked. ‘Probably in the sixties,’ we replied, ‘though we didn’t know each other then, of course. We …

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